Developed in conversation with the College of Arts and Sciences Committee on Student Mental Health and Wellness, ARTSSCI 5194: Personal Wellness and Mental Health is a one-credit, distance learning course being offered in Autumn 2021 for both undergraduate and graduate students.
Personal wellness and mental health are important determinants of success. Taught by Professors Jennifer Cheavens and Daniel Strunk from the Department of Psychology, the course will introduce students to a variety of evidence-based strategies for managing stress, warding off and combatting anxiety & depression, and promoting personal wellness. The course aims to provide students a psychological toolkit that they can rely on in facing a wide variety of challenges as they progress through their university experience and into the years that follow.
The skills covered in this class can be helpful to folks across the full spectrum of wellness and mental health. In other words, it isn’t necessary for someone to perceive themselves as being in need of help to benefit from or participate in the class.
The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is hosting a hands-on challenge for undergraduate students! The challenge is for students to research healthy habits for good mental health; commit to one healthy habit for 21 days; and develop either an infographic or podcast detailing the research and experience. The infographic or podcast should discuss your healthy habit and why other students should (or should not) use your method to better their own mental health. Your infographic or podcast could win you a $5,000 scholarship!
The deadline for submitting your entry to this competition is Wednesday, March 31, 2021. Winners will be announced in late April.
For more information on this competition, please visit the ORISE website or view the flyer.
LaBlast® Fitness Foundations
In a break from our usual programming, take a look at this fun new Fitness Course for Fall 2016!
Fitness classes help relieve stress and keep you healthy.
LaBlast fitness is a partner-free dance fitness class . There are an assortment of dance styles you will have the opportunity to learn:
- Cha Cha
- Paso Doble
You do not need any experience in dancing to be able to get fit while having fun in this class. Dancing is a great cardio-vascular exercise to improve your heart health and endurance, and it increases your mood. Physical activity is also shown to sharpen your mind and improve energy levels…perfect to pair with those late night studying sessions!
Class meets on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30 PM
The class is listed under KNSFHP 1139.07 class #35258
For more information, see OSU Fall Course Flyer – SFHP